Iconic hats from around the world [PHOTOS]

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We’re celebrating headwear around the world with this global photo parade of iconic hats.

All around the world, cultures have developed their own takes on how to top off their outfits. Whether for fashion or practicality, hats are now one of the most iconic representations of various cultures.

From Mexican sombreros to French berets and the Russian ushanka, it seems every country has its own spin on this versatile accessory. We’re celebrating headwear around the world with this global photo parade of iconic hats.

The English bowler (Image: marja kingma used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
The English bowler (Image: marja kingma used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
The English bowler (Image: Dave Hamster)
The English bowler (Image: Dave Hamster)
The English fascinator (Image: Stayfokus.com)
The English fascinator (Image: Stayfokus.com)
The American derby hat (Image: L.Burchfield)
The American derby hat (Image: L.Burchfield)
The American derby hat (Image: @bdthomas)
The American derby hat (Image: @bdthomas)
The American derby hat (Image: Amy Guth)
The American derby hat (Image: Amy Guth)
The French beret (Image: garryknight used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
The French beret (Image: garryknight used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
The French beret (Image: garryknight used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
The French beret (Image: garryknight used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
The Middle Eastern fez (Image: Howard Dickins)
The Middle Eastern fez (Image: Howard Dickins)
The Middle Eastern fez (Image: apathy_girl)
The Middle Eastern fez (Image: apathy_girl)
The Asian conical hat (Image: d'n'c used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
The Asian conical hat (Image: d’n’c used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
The Asian conical hat (Image: d'n'c used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
The Asian conical hat (Image: d’n’c used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
The Mexican sombrero (Image: Horia Varlan)
The Mexican sombrero (Image: Horia Varlan)
The Russian ushanka (Image: garryknight used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
The Russian ushanka (Image: garryknight used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
The Russian ushanka (Image: pearcie.co.uk)
The Russian ushanka (Image: pearcie.co.uk)

(Main image: BobMical)

Iconic hats from around the world [PHOTOS] was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Marissa Willman
Author: Marissa Willman (786 posts)

Marissa Willman earned a bachelor's degree in journalism before downsizing her life into two suitcases for a teaching gig in South Korea. Seoul was her home base for two years of wanderlusting throughout six countries in Asia. In 2011, Marissa swapped teaching for travel writing and now calls Southern California home.